Overview

Consumer Bankruptcy Practice is an informative and informal conference that presents current developments and practical tips for bankruptcy attorneys and trustees, offers essential information on the Bankruptcy Code, and provides must-have written materials and resources for practitioners. 
 

  • Three Case Summaries sessions provide the most relevant, current and important cases impacting consumer bankruptcy from the Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit and the bankruptcy and district courts.
  • Hear a recap of the Supreme Court's discharge decisions since the bankruptcy code went into effect.
  • Gain insight in dealing with the IRS for a client who has not timely filed all tax returns.
  • Discuss your frequently, and sometimes infrequently, asked questions with our seasoned judges in this year’s Open Forum Judicial Panel. Please submit your questions in advance to ConferenceQA@utcle.org.
  • Breakfast Breakout Sessions for each district, featuring casual discussion with district bankruptcy judges and trustees.

Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eCourse to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year.

Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.
All times are Central Time Zone.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Thursday Morning
    Presiding Officer:
    Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX
  • 7:30 am
    Austin Only
    Registration Opens
    Includes continental breakfast.

  • 8:00 am
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 8:10 am
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Case Summaries – Supreme Court
    Update on cases relevant to bankruptcy practice that were heard and decided by the United States Supreme Court in the 2020 term, and get a preview of hot cases in the pipeline for the 2021 term.

    Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX
    Leslie R. Masterson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX

  • 8:55 am
    0.50 hr
    Distribution of Insurance Proceeds on Secured Collateral
    Competing interests often claim the insurance proceeds following damage or destruction of collateral. Analyze the competing claims and how the proceeds should be distributed.

    Mayur M. Patel, Guzman Law Firm - Houston, TX
    Stephen G. Wilcox, Wilcox Law PLLC - Arlington, TX

  • 9:25 am
    0.50 hr
    Numbers for Lawyers
    Judge Isgur will try to make numbers your friend. Learn about some financial calculations that will help every consumer bankruptcy attorney.

    Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

  • 9:55 am
    15-Minute Break

  • 10:10 am
    0.75 hr ethics
    Ethics for Judges and Trustees
    Discuss less common ethical issues confronting lawyers, trustees and judges (yes – even judges are subject to ethical constraints).

    Hon. Douglas D. Dodd, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA
    Lloyd Kraus, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee, Eastern District of Texas - Tyler, TX
    Behrooz P. Vida, The Vida Law Firm - Bedford, TX

  • 10:55 am
    0.50 hr
    Strategies for a Successful Consumer Case: A Discussion of Best Practices from the Bench and Bar
    Gain insights on representing clients in a brave new world examining virtual client communications, court procedures and utilizing technology.

    Théda W. Page, The Page Law Firm - Frisco, TX
    Hon. Joshua P. Searcy, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Tyler, TX

  • 11:25 am
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Case Summaries – Fifth Circuit Only
    Join Judge Gargotta and Sarah Wood for a discussion of important 5th Circuit bankruptcy cases from 2020 and 2021.

    Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - San Antonio, TX
    Sarah Darnell Wood, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas - Austin, TX

  • 12:10 pm
    Austin Only
    Pick Up Lunch (in Austin)
    Included in registration.

  • Thursday Afternoon
    Presiding Officer:
    Hon. Michelle V. Larson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
  • LUNCHEON PRESENTATION
  • 12:30 pm
    1.00 hr ethics
    Who? Me? Biased?  The Science of Decision-making, and Improving Interpersonal Skills 
    So much of the practice of law involves decision-making, and convincing others to make better decisions based upon fact rather than emotion.  This course is intended to guide the attendees to appreciate how they involuntarily make decisions, and guide them to recognize and prevent bias, and to know how to effectively communicate with persons whose bias affects others.

    Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

  • 1:30 pm
    15-Minute Break

  • 1:45 pm
    0.50 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Post-Covid Technology Use
    Discuss the advantages, challenges and pitfalls of the Virtual Bankruptcy Age.

    Hon. E. Lee Morris, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Fort Worth, TX
    Lloyd Kraus, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee, Eastern District of Texas - Tyler, TX

  • CHICAGO FACT PATTERN: Part One
  • 2:15 pm
    1.58 hrs
    0.25 hr ethics
    Fact Pattern: Part One
    Examine the facts of a case and walk through the full process from counseling the client to the trial proceedings.

  • Counseling the Client on How to Proceed (20 mins)

    Jessica Lanoue Hanzlik, Vanhemelrijck Law Offices, P.C. - Castle Hills, TX
    Jessica Kimes, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Re'Necia Sherald, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

  • Drafting the Complaint (20 mins)

    Jessica Lanoue Hanzlik, Vanhemelrijck Law Offices, P.C. - Castle Hills, TX
    Hector Daniel Picazo, Marcos Oliva Law - Brownsville, TX

  • Drafting the Answer / Rule 12 Response (20 mins)

    Lakia' S. McCline, Attorney at Law - Houston, TX
    J. H. Rogers, Cavazos Hendricks Poirot, P.C. - Dallas, TX

  • Discovery Conference and Rule 16 Conference Between Counsel (15 mins)

    George F. Dunn, Devlin, Naylor & Turbyfill - Houston, TX
    Briana Head, Tran Singh LLP - Houston, TX

  • Initial Appearance at Rule 16 Conference (20 mins)

    George F. Dunn, Devlin, Naylor & Turbyfill - Houston, TX
    Briana Head, Tran Singh LLP - Houston, TX
    Hon. Joshua P. Searcy, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Tyler, TX

  • 3:50 pm
    10-Minute Break

  • CHICAGO FACT PATTERN: Part Two
  • 4:00 pm
    1.92 hrs
    0.50 hr ethics
    Fact Pattern: Part Two
    Examine the facts of a case and walk through the full process from counseling the client to the trial proceedings.

  • Taking the Debtor’s Deposition / 341 Meeting. Making Objections. (45 mins)

    Sean Thomas Flynn, The Law Offices of Sean T. Flynn, P.L.L.C. - Austin, TX
    Hon. David R. Jones, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Jessica Kimes, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Radi M. Rashid, Rashid Law Firm - Houston, TX
    Re'Necia Sherald, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

  • Motion for Summary Judgment by Defendant. Contents, Answer, Argument Before Judge (20 mins)

    Mary Elizabeth Heard, M.E. Heard, Attorney, PLLC - San Antonio, TX
    Hon. Michelle V. Larson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
    Erin B. Shank, Erin B Shank PC - Waco, TX

  • The Trial (50 mins)

    Susan Tran Adams, Tran Singh LLP - Houston, TX
    Beverly Cahill, Waddell Serafino Geary Rechner & Jenevein, P.C. - Dallas, TX
    Jessica Kimes, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Re'Necia Sherald, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

  • 5:55 pm
    Adjourn

  • Join the Young Lawyers Committee 
    Attention new bankruptcy attorneys – both recent graduates and those new to the bankruptcy practice. Join the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section’s Young Lawyers’ Committee (YLC) to engage with the Bankruptcy Section and learn of networking, mentorship, and other opportunities for new bankruptcy attorneys. To learn more and join, visit http://statebaroftexasbankruptcy.com/Join-YLC-1.


  • Austin Only
    Networking Reception (in Austin from 5:55 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.)
    Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres with program faculty and attendees.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning
    Presiding Officer:
    Hon. Joshua P. Searcy, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Tyler, TX
  • 7:00 am
    Austin Only
    Conference Room Opens
    Includes continental breakfast.

  • 7:30 am
    0.75 hr
    Breakfast Breakout Sessions
    Judges and trustees from each of Texas's four judicial districts meet with attendees and moderate a discussion on problems of local concern. Please note - the Southern District will be the only district breakout available to view during the live webcast.

  • 8:15 am
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Case Summaries – Bankruptcy and District Court Only
    Review every consumer bankruptcy case decided by the bankruptcy and district courts in Texas and beyond. Always a highlight of the conference.

    Jessica Kimes, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Hon. Chris López, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Re'Necia Sherald, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

  • 9:00 am
    0.50 hr
    Chapter 13 Trustee Panel
    Wonder what’s new in Chapter 13? We can help with that!

    Moderator:
    Christy Lingafelter Heimer, Heimer Law Offices P.C. - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Pam Bassel, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee - Fort Worth, TX
    Deborah B. Langehennig, Chapter 13 Trustee - Austin, TX

  • 9:30 am
    0.50 hr
    Hiring Lawyers and Other Professionals for Special Purposes in Bankruptcy Cases
    Who retains them? How do you retain them? Can you change the terms? What happens if you forget to get them employed?  

    Allison D. Byman, Byman & Associates PLLC - Pearland, TX
    Hon. David R. Jones, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

  • 10:00 am
    15-Minute Break

  • 10:15 am
    0.75 hr
    Every Supreme Court Bankruptcy Discharge Decision
    A recap of the Supreme Court's discharge decisions since the bankruptcy code went into effect.

    Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
    Robert Schaaf, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
    Grayson Williams, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX

  • 11:00 am
    0.75 hr
    The CARES Act, Forbearances, Post-Covid Remedies, Modifications
    Discuss the latest regarding COVID relief, and how it’s affecting consumer/small business bankruptcies in Ch. 7, 13 and subchapter V.

    Jessica L. Holt, Mackie Wolf Zientz & Mann, P.C. - Houston, TX
    Cristina Rodriguez, Keeling Law Firm - Houston, TX

  • 11:45 am
    0.50 hr
    Debtors Who Do Not File Tax Returns
    Dealing with the IRS for a client who has not timely filed all tax returns.

    David G. Adams, U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division - Dallas, TX
    Michael V. Baumer, Law Office of Michael Baumer - Austin, TX

  • 12:15 pm
    0.75 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Judicial Panel
    Hear a panel of seasoned judges respond to your frequently—and sometimes infrequently—asked questions. Please submit your questions in advance to ConferenceQA@utcle.org.

    Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Dallas, TX
    Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Hon. E. Lee Morris, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas - Fort Worth, TX
    Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
    Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas - Plano, TX
    Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - McAllen, TX
    Hon. Chris López, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

  • 1:00 pm
    Adjourn

  • 1:30 pm
    Austin Only
    Pro Bono Clinic – Back Again This Year!
    Join UT Law CLE, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. Inc., and the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas for a pro bono clinic following the conference on Friday, September 17 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the services offered, and how attendees can use their training to make a difference in the community, and are encouraged to sign up to help a client in need of legal services.

    Sign-up for the clinic when you register for the conference and receive a free one-year subscription to UT Law CLE's eLibrary (a $295 value) and for more information about the clinic, contact April Kubik at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. Inc. at (512) 374-2741 or by email at akubik@trla.org or visit them online at https://www.trla.org/.

Conference Faculty

David G. Adams

U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division
Dallas, TX

Pam Bassel

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee
Fort Worth, TX

Michael V. Baumer

Law Office of Michael Baumer
Austin, TX

Allison D. Byman

Byman & Associates PLLC
Pearland, TX

Beverly Cahill

Waddell Serafino Geary Rechner & Jenevein, P.C.
Dallas, TX

Hon. Douglas D. Dodd

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA

Claude E. Ducloux

Attorney at Law
Austin, TX

George F. Dunn

Devlin, Naylor & Turbyfill
Houston, TX

Sean Thomas Flynn

The Law Offices of Sean T. Flynn, P.L.L.C.
Austin, TX

Hon. Craig A. Gargotta

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX

Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX

Jessica Lanoue Hanzlik

Vanhemelrijck Law Offices, P.C.
Castle Hills, TX

Briana Head

Tran Singh LLP
Houston, TX

Mary Elizabeth Heard

M.E. Heard, Attorney, PLLC
San Antonio, TX

Christy Lingafelter Heimer

Heimer Law Offices P.C.
Austin, TX

Jessica L. Holt

Mackie Wolf Zientz & Mann, P.C.
Houston, TX

Hon. Marvin Isgur

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Hon. David R. Jones

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Jessica Kimes

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Lloyd Kraus

Standing Chapter 13 Trustee, Eastern District of Texas
Tyler, TX

Deborah B. Langehennig

Chapter 13 Trustee
Austin, TX

Hon. Michelle V. Larson

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX

Hon. Chris López

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Leslie R. Masterson

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
Plano, TX

Lakia' S. McCline

Attorney at Law
Houston, TX

Hon. E. Lee Morris

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Fort Worth, TX

Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Théda W. Page

The Page Law Firm
Frisco, TX

Mayur M. Patel

Guzman Law Firm
Houston, TX

Hector Daniel Picazo

Marcos Oliva Law
Brownsville, TX

Radi M. Rashid

Rashid Law Firm
Houston, TX

Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
Plano, TX

Cristina Rodriguez

Keeling Law Firm
Houston, TX

Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
McAllen, TX

J. H. Rogers

Cavazos Hendricks Poirot, P.C.
Dallas, TX

Robert Schaaf

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX

Hon. Joshua P. Searcy

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
Tyler, TX

Erin B. Shank

Erin B Shank PC
Waco, TX

Re'Necia Sherald

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Susan Tran Adams

Tran Singh LLP
Houston, TX

Behrooz P. Vida

The Vida Law Firm
Bedford, TX

Stephen G. Wilcox

Wilcox Law PLLC
Arlington, TX

Grayson Williams

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX

Sarah Darnell Wood

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Hon. Tony M. Davis—Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
Austin, TX

Hon. Douglas D. Dodd—Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA

Hon. Craig A. Gargotta—Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
San Antonio, TX

Hon. H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale—Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Dallas, TX

Hon. Marvin Isgur—Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman—Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades—Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
Plano, TX

Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez—Co-Chair

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
McAllen, TX

April Rogers—Director

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Michael V. Baumer

Law Office of Michael Baumer
Austin, TX

Allison D. Byman

Byman & Associates PLLC
Pearland, TX

Diane Carter

Barron and Carter, LLP
Plano, TX

Mark A. Castillo

Curtis | Castillo PC
Dallas, TX

Brian T. Cumings

Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody
Austin, TX

Kevin M. Epstein

Office of the U.S. Trustee
San Antonio, TX

Jessica Lanoue Hanzlik

Vanhemelrijck Law Offices, P.C.
Castle Hills, TX

Gwendolyn E. Hunt

Attorney at Law
Desoto, TX

Hon. Chris López

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX

Layla D. Milligan

Office of the Attorney General
Austin, TX

Hon. E. Lee Morris

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Fort Worth, TX

Théda W. Page

The Page Law Firm
Frisco, TX

Julianne M. Parker

Fears Nachawati, PLLC
Dallas, TX

Mayur M. Patel

Guzman Law Firm
Houston, TX

Cristina Rodriguez

Keeling Law Firm
Houston, TX

Hon. Joshua P. Searcy

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
Tyler, TX

Brendon Singh

Tran Singh LLP
Houston, TX

Behrooz P. Vida

The Vida Law Firm
Bedford, TX

Stephen G. Wilcox

Wilcox Law PLLC
Arlington, TX

Sarah Darnell Wood

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas
Austin, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
UT Law CLE is an approved provider of Pennsylvania credit, sponsor #236. Attorney attendance will be reported to Pennsylvania within 2 weeks of the webcast conclusion. Attorneys are not able to report this credit on their own, and UT Law CLE pays all associated fees for the credit hours. Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live

To comply with NASBA Standards, attendees claiming CPE credit must sign in to verify attendance for each segment. Attendance sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk. You will need your CPA license number to sign in. A CPE Certificate of Completion will be provided at the conclusion of the conference.

Reporting: CPAs are responsible for reporting CPE credits earned to their state's accountancy board, and must retain appropriate documentation of their participation in learning activities. Visit your state’s reporting website for more information or www.nasba.org.
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.
MCLE Credit
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
To claim Louisiana MCLE credit, Louisiana credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to LSBA within 30 days after the conference.
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #169) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Oklahoma MCLE credit, Oklahoma credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the webcast.
UT Law CLE is an approved provider of Pennsylvania credit, sponsor #236. Attorney attendance will be reported to Pennsylvania within 2 weeks of the webcast conclusion. Attorneys are not able to report this credit on their own, and UT Law CLE pays all associated fees for the credit hours. Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Texas Accounting CPE credit, the Texas Accounting CPE credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your CPE credit directly to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.

Key Dates

Austin – Sep 16-17, 2021 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Sep 16-17, 2021
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Austin
Last day for Individual early registration: Sep 8, 2021

Add $50 for registrations received after this time

Last day for Group (5 registrants minimum) early registration: Sep 8, 2021

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Last day for Group (10 registrants minimum) early registration: Sep 8, 2021

Add $50 for registrations received after this time

Last day for cancellation (full refund): Sep 10, 2021

$50 processing fee applied after this date

Last day for cancellation: Sep 13, 2021
Live Webcast
Last day for Individual early registration: Sep 8, 2021

Add $50 for registrations received after this time

Last day for Group (5 registrants minimum) early registration: Sep 8, 2021

Add $50 for registrations received after this time

Last day for Group (10 registrants minimum) early registration: Sep 8, 2021

Add $50 for registrations received after this time

Last day for cancellation (full refund): Sep 10, 2021

$50 processing fee applied after this date

Last day for cancellation: Sep 13, 2021

Venue

speaker

The University of Texas at Austin
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX
877.744.8822 (reservations)
Map

Accommodations

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a special rate of $189 per night. Special room rate is available until August 16, or until the room block is exhausted, whichever comes first. You can reserve by calling 877-744-8822 and mentioning "Consumer Bankruptcy 2021" or by visiting their website here.

Parking Information

Parking is available in the hotel's attached garage, as well as Rowling Hall Garage. Both garage entrances are located on W 20th St. Guests may self-park or use the hotel's valet services at the University Avenue entrance.

Self-parking fees: 

Hourly Parking:
0-30 minutes, $3
31-60 minutes, $4
1– 2 hours, $6
2– 3 hours, $9
3– 4 hours, $12
4– 5 hours, $15
5– 8 hours, $18
8– 24 hours, $21

Overnight Guests:
Hotel guests may obtain a parking card at the front desk for $21 per night.

Valet Parking Rates:

Daily valet: $20
Overnight valet: $32

Additional Information

The conference will take place in Zlotnik Ballroom in Rowling Hall, the new addition of the AT&T Conference Center. If you self-park in the AT&T Conference Center Garage, please take the conference center elevators to level “M1” and follow signs to Zlotnik Ballroom. If you park in Rowling Hall Garage, please take the elevators to level “B4” Zlotnik Ballroom.

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